Ed Stack discusses his motivation for being involved in various campus organizations, from the Textile Student Council, to Student Government, to Greek Life. Interview on April 26, 2011. (2:04)

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I was a textile management major 00:00:00.000 - 00:00:01.780
and actually 00:00:01.780 - 00:00:05.211
got involved with textiles on the textile student council 00:00:05.211 - 00:00:10.608
when I was a freshman. 00:00:10.608 - 00:00:11.854
I came to State having been very involved in high school in everything, 00:00:11.854 - 00:00:16.481
sports, student government, every club that you could think of, just like a lot of high school kids, 00:00:16.481 - 00:00:21.548
and coming to State from a small community, 00:00:21.548 - 00:00:25.849
not really knowing much about college, 00:00:25.849 - 00:00:28.405
it was such a big place, 00:00:28.405 - 00:00:32.448
but fortunately the textile school is a very 00:00:32.448 - 00:00:36.651
fostering and encouraging place to be. I really enjoyed my time in textiles 00:00:36.651 - 00:00:42.088
and fortunately got on the textile student council 00:00:42.088 - 00:00:47.981
and started being involved through the textile student council 00:00:47.981 - 00:00:53.552
and had a lot of fun with that. 00:00:53.552 - 00:00:56.637
I mean I certainly didn’t come to State 00:00:56.637 - 00:00:59.957
with the mindset that I was going to run for student body president, although I had always been involved in student government. 00:00:59.957 - 00:01:06.858
hen I was in junior high we didn’t have a normal student government 00:01:06.858 - 00:01:13.956
so we started one and at least for that era I was the first student body president at my junior high school, 00:01:13.956 - 00:01:20.786
really student government, the fraternity, anything that I got involved in 00:01:20.786 - 00:01:26.343
was really an effort to try to make NC State a smaller place. 00:01:26.343 - 00:01:30.562
So I got the opportunity to do the textile student council, 00:01:30.562 - 00:01:36.577
met a ton of people doing that, got to be friends with several people in all different classes, 00:01:36.577 - 00:01:43.343
and that sort of whet my appetite I guess for running 00:01:43.343 - 00:01:50.911
for student body president a couple of years down the line, 00:01:50.911 - 00:01:54.642
but even at that time that wasn’t what I was thinking. 00:01:54.642 - 00:01:57.706

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